Pre-registration (Spring 2015)

Preregistration will open at 8:30 a.m. on December 8, 2014 and will end on January 8, 2015 at 5:00 pm.

All undergraduate students who wish to take a French Language course at Levels L2 to L5  (FREN 120,  FREN 130, FREN 140, FREN 150) with the exception of FREN 121 and FREN 145, must pre-register during the Online Preregistration period: from Monday, December 8, at 8:30 a.m. 2014 to Thursday, January 8, 2015 at 5:00 p.m. (see links below).

Students who are now in a French course between L1 and L4 are expected to preregister for the next course in the sequence if they are continuing with French.

Students who are signing up for their first French class at Yale, must preregister for the course in which they were placed (see Placement Test results at the bottom of this page). If they did not take the placement test in the summer, they should contact the Language Program Director (

Students taking FREN 160 and above do not need to pre-register.

Note: Graduate students and auditors cannot preregister online. They should contact the instructor of their preferred section.

To preregister, click on the appropriate link below:

            L2 –> Pre-register for <FREN 120>

            L3–> Pre-register for  <FREN 130>

            L4–> Pre-register for  <FREN 140>

            L5–> Pre-register for  <FREN 150>

Note: if you encounter problems in opening the links, you might want to try using a different browser (Firefox, Internet Explorer…).

You will enter your NetID and password, and then select three preferences from a list of available sections for your assigned level.
You may change your mind and reset your preferences as often as you wish during the preregistration period.
Places will be assigned on the basis of a computerized random selection.

To receive notice of your section assignment, you will again click on the link and enter your Yale NetID and password.
Notice of assignments will be available after 5:00 p.m. on Friday, January 9, 2015.

To secure your place in the section, you must attend ALL class meetings.

If you missed the Online Pre-registration or were not assigned a section, or if scheduling changes make it necessary for you to switch to a different section, you should contact the appropriate course chair. You should also continue to attend a section of that course until you are sure to have a place in another one.

Online Placement Exam (2014-2015)

For those who have already completed the test, click on the link displayed below to review your French Placement Test results

2014-2015 Placement Exams’ Results, (Click Here)

If you did not take the placement test in the summer, you should contact the Language Program Director (


July 1 to August 15, 2014

All students who have not yet studied French at Yale (except for those who have no previous formal or informal exposure of French whatsoever) are expected to take the Departmental placement exam.  Students who studied abroad over the summer with programs other than Yale’s MUST take the placement exam in order to be eligible to receive credit for their work. The placement exam will also insure that these students enroll in the appropriate course should they wish to continue their study of French.

The Department strongly recommends that students who earned a score of 5 on the Advanced Placement exam, 6 or 7 on the Advanced-Level International Baccalaureate (IB) exam, a rating of C1 on the CEFR European test, or an A or B on the GCE A-Level exam take the placement exam in order to be directed to the most appropriate course and thus save precious time during Shopping Period.

Students who wish to begin taking French in the spring are advised to take the placement exam now. Placement exam results will remain valid for one year.

The results will be posted on classesV2 (PostEm) at 2:00 p.m on August 21, 2014.

Once you have chosen a class at the appropriate level, you must preregister during online preregistration.